Like an uncle or respected friend, DJamal’s approach to acupuncture veers toward common sense that is not so common these days. His needling style is gentle using fewer needles at distal points on the body, along with cupping therapy and body work techniques to help patients relax.
What to Expect
A typical acupuncture treatment with me lasts a little over an hour. Acute problems may be solved in a single session, while chronic pain and internal medicine may take four to six treatments to see significant results. At first, our sessions will be scheduled close together, say every few days, until the condition is resolved. Cupping, body work, or a Chinese herbal formula will be added if indicated, or desired. Once the condition is resolved, we will determine a flexible schedule to help you hold the good results. Lifestyle recommendations will be made for ongoing maintenance of your health.
Although DJamal’s hope is to develop a long-term relationship with you, this does not mean you will be put on a lifetime plan of treatment and products. If treatment is not yielding the results you hope for, he will assist you in finding the right help and offer recommendations to other healthcare professionals and colleagues.
In acute or chronic conditions where you need more frequent or long term treatment, l will adjust my rate according to how many times I need to see you per week to help make treatment affordable. I accept some insurance: Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare group plans. For any other insurance plans, I will give you an insurance claim to submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Acupuncture can work with most physical and mental conditions, but it cannot reverse structural pathology where surgery is definitively required. If you are in pain from repetitive motion, you will need to give up the activity causing pain until the pain resolves and then slowly add the activity back into your routine. With severe and chronic conditions in which you may be on numerous medications, acupuncture and Chinese herbology may work more slowly. In some cases treatment will provide stabilization of the disease but not full eradication of symptoms.
New Patient Forms
I look forward to spending most of the first session together determining and then applying the best treatment modality for your health needs. In order to help maximize our time together, please print and fill out the forms below and bring them to your session.
- New Patient Information and Payment Agreement (PDF)
- Confidential Medical History, Symptoms Check and Body Scan (PDF)
- Notice of Privacy Policies (PDF)
Currently DJamal practices the “Balance Method” as taught by Dr. Richard Tan. He is in private practice and also works with Dr. Habib Sadeghi at Be Hive of Healing in Agora Hills, as well as seeing patients at Promises Rehab in West Los Angeles. Supervising students at the Venice Family Clinic and teaching courses at Yo San University and Dongguk University, DJamal is serving the community in a variety of ways.
As a child in Iran, DJamal saw herbs being used medicinally in his family, sparking a lifelong interest in traditional approaches to healing. He began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles in 1996, learning acupuncture and developing a specialty in Tui Na, a Chinese massage practice that combines aspects of acupressure and body manipulation. In 2001 he graduated from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and went on to receive a doctorate in Acupuncture with a focus in Tung’s Magic Points. DJamal is certified in the NADA protocol using acupuncture and herbal medicine for the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Additionally, his practice has focused on the treatment and prevention of stroke and the relief of pain in a variety of orthopedic conditions. His compassionate wish to provide medical treatment to people regardless of their ability to pay has been a driving force throughout his practice, leading him to Tehran in 2007 where he worked in a busy clinic and had the opportunity to pursue his interest in Persian healing techniques.
Master Tung, Susan Johnson, Dr. Zhu, and Dr. Richard Tan have had the most influence on DJamal’s in-depth study of Acupuncture and Herbology. Their theories are based in classical Chinese diagnosis and methodology, with an emphasis on observation, palpation and assessment rather than acupuncture point memorization, which allow DJamal to be present for each session as a dynamic interchange occurs.